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Why Sonic's Cherry Limeade Is The Best

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Where I grew up, the Sonic chain of drive-in fast food burger restaurants was thin on the ground. New York is not exactly a city with a car culture. So I was a bit slow to get onto the Sonic Cherry Limeade boat, but now that I'm aboard, I can say with reckless abandon that it is truly the king of fast food soft drinks.

What makes it so?

Let me point out a few key factors:

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p.p.s. DON'T FORGET TO TIP YOUR CARHOP.

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